Facilitator Unplugged with Ignacio Guitart

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jun 5, 2017 12:00:00 AM

(11 min read)

Based in Barcelona, Ignacio Guitart is a partner at the consultancy firm Bee & Butterfly, as well as an academic collaborator at ESADE Business School. In his various roles, he facilitates both ExperienceInnovation™ and ExperienceChange™ sessions for a diverse group of multinational industries.

We recently talked with him about his insights from twenty years of executive experience, why mindset matters and why it takes more than a single session to make a big shift.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitator Unplugged with Rachana Bhide

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Mar 15, 2017 11:57:35 AM

(11 min read)

Rachana Bhide is a Leadership Specialist in New York City, with more than 17 years’ experience designing and executing global leadership and change management programs.  As a facilitator and consultant, she leverages design thinking, as well as her personal experiences living and working across American, European and Asian cultures, to embed a mindset of leadership and innovation.

When we caught up with her recently, we learned about her passion for diversity in the workplace, how a mini-retirement can change your life and why she wants to play the drums.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitator Unplugged with Alan Hsieh

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Feb 16, 2017 10:24:20 AM

(5 min read)

Based in Shanghai, Alan Hsieh has spent the last thirteen years helping good leaders become outstanding. In addition to being a frequent keynote speaker for many of the most prominent IT conferences, he’s also worked with various global consulting firms providing talent management, executive coaching, recruitment and business consulting services.

We spoke with him recently about his position as Director of China with ExperiencePoint, his forecast for change and innovation in the Asian market, and why he can’t wait to lead a workshop for his son.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitator Unplugged with Lyall Samaroden

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Jan 17, 2017 9:46:14 AM

(8 min read)

Based in Calgary, self-proclaimed “Change Management Guy” Lyall Samaroden knows that change and innovation go hand in glove. Through his consultancy Bench Solutions, he helps organizations avoid the pain of change gone wrong by injecting design thinking into the front end.

An ExperiencePoint facilitator since 2011 who has facilitated more than 900 ExperienceChange™  and ExperienceInnovation™ participant experiences (and counting!), Lyall shared some of what he’s learned about polishing “diamonds in the rough” and why Hawkins Cheezies are always a great prize—so long as you don’t eat them near an open flame.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitator Unplugged with Colleen Gao

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Nov 23, 2016 11:09:29 AM

(5 min read)

Based out of Shanghai, China, Colleen Gao is an Associate Principal at Korn Ferry Hay Group and works with top teams and leaders on a variety of interventions. An ExperienceInnovation™ Master Facilitator, she has facilitated more than 648 ExperienceInnovation participant experiences (so far!). We recently spoke about her work and learned a bit about top teams and their feelings, why design thinking has so much to offer the Chinese market, and the two critical items she brings to every facilitation experience.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Innovation and Change Behind the Scenes: Video Brainstorming Yields the Ultimate Editorial Calendar

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 14, 2016 11:03:00 AM

(7 min read)

Sure, we talk a good game about making innovation an instinct and change a reflex. But that wouldn’t add up to much if we weren’t actively walking the talk every day.

In this series, we’ll be heading behind the scenes at ExperiencePoint, introducing you to some of our team members and showing you how they’re using the principles of ExperienceInnovation and ExperienceChange to get game-changing results in their own areas and across the business.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, behind the scenes

Facilitator Unplugged with Michele Dunn

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Oct 7, 2016 9:23:52 AM

(6 min read)

Michele Dunn is an international consultant specializing in executive development and coaching. Her work takes her around the world as she facilitates experiences with professionals in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. We caught up with her in her office recently, where she shared the roots of her love of training and helping people grow—as well as the finer points of carrying bottles of bubbles through airport security. We also learned that no destination (or atmosphere) is too far-flung for Michele.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitators Unplugged with Shyam Viswanathan

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Sep 9, 2016 2:23:30 PM

(5 min read)

When Shyam Viswanathan says being a facilitator keeps him on his toes, he means it. With more than 1,500 ExperienceChange and ExperienceInnovation experiences under his belt, he’s on the road six days a week, facilitating workshops for a commercial vehicles manufacturer one day and the largest bank in the middle east the next. From oil and gas to mobile communications to consulting, each company environment allows him to step into a new world, and that means there’s no time to get bored. Shyam shared with us a little more about his globetrotting ways, as well as his mentorship goals.

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Topics: Change Management, Facilitators, Innovation

Facilitators Unplugged with Rupert Hodges

Posted by ExperiencePoint on Aug 9, 2016 9:08:07 AM

(4 min read)

Working predominantly with large multinationals, Rupert Hodges focuses on leadership development, specializing in the areas of leadership transition, emotional intelligence and change leadership. Although he’s only been running his own business for about a year, he’s already facilitated 14 ExperienceChange sessions, reaching more than 556 people. We recently spoke with Rupert about his work and facilitation experiences, and we also discovered a little bit about his own personal learning journey to becoming a black belt.

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Topics: Change Management

What Does It Really Mean to Create a Culture of Innovation?

Posted by ExperiencePoint on May 4, 2016 1:47:52 PM

"We need to create a culture of innovation."  

(4 min read)

So begins a familiar conversation in boardrooms across the world. The reasons for wanting innovation (game-changing products, services and processes) are well understood. But why "culture"?  

Here’s how Tony Bond, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work®, answers that question in his work:

Why focus on culture? Workplace culture, intentionally or unintentionally, affects how your employees and your customers experience the business and the brand.

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Topics: Change Management, Innovation, Change, Design Thinking, Article